Reducing Convenience Store Theft

The Glendale, Arizona Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) team addressed thefts at Circle K™ convenience stores using a problem-solving model. The Glendale team targeted thefts because they clustered at these store locations more than at other store chains, and because the crimes threatened the safety of both customers and Circle K employees. The team was also concerned about the potential for these offenses to attract more serious crimes at these locations, and because of the significant burden placed on police resources.

Author: Michael D. White and Frank Balkcom

Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA

Provider: Smart Policing Initiative

Publication Date: 2012

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